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Raghu May 5, 2013 5:59 AM

Something fishy
Spent a good amount of time at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, California. Glad to share some unusual species I saw there:

The welcome screen:

Ray's abdomen:

Trying its best at camouflage:

This is a crab:

This is NOT a crab!

A beautiful angel fish:

Another beautiful one:

Strange creatures indeed:

Don't ask me what these are, they are photogenic:

More in the next series!

C&C welcome.


jjdog2 May 6, 2013 7:43 AM

Nice work Raghu. May I ask what is your technique?


catalex54 May 6, 2013 10:07 AM

Great series and well captured Raghu!!

Raghu May 6, 2013 10:17 AM

Thank you, Jim. There is no particular technique. I try my best to avoid using flash. I feel I am good at PP. There is a a serious debate that a good photographer shouldn't do PP at all and should get good pictures SOTC (straight out of the camera), and I know I have not achieved that level of perfection yet. As an impulsive amateur, even after years of practice, I just go for capturing the shot first without spending much time or thought on composition, exposure, etc., and then (try to) compensate any shortcomings through PP. Digital technology has made such lethargy affordable. :)

jazzleighe Jul 22, 2013 10:54 PM

Don't let the anti-post processing guys make you feel "unworthy." Ansel Adams and most if not all film photogs post processed their images in the darkroom--in a vastly different way, of course. Post processing is a part of the art of photography...except for the few images that magically came together and work as-is out of the camera.

My niece even regards using filters as "cheating," but then again, she has never worn a molecule of make-up in her life, either.

jazzleighe Jul 22, 2013 10:58 PM

I forgot to tell you how amazing your photos are in the previous post. Which model of camera are you using? And if you can you include the EXiF data when you post in the future it would help us all become better photographers, learning what settings work in different lighting situations, etc.

Please keep the beautiful images coming, Raghu!

Raghu Jul 23, 2013 6:32 AM

Thanks Jazzle, I am glad to note you are not averse to PP. Mine is FZ28, faithfully serving me more than 3 years now, even after a fall damage and repair. I think most of these were shot with ISO 800, normal program mode. Will try to add EXIF in future photos, thanks for the suggestion. Hope you saw the second of series too -

dropmyload Jul 23, 2013 10:52 AM

Beautiful shots in difficult conditions, well done!

eysha Jul 25, 2013 9:29 AM

and through glass too - nice shots.

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